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Tech giant innovation threatens established carmakers

Google, Intel, Tesla and Uber are increasingly pushing autonomous driving, connected cars and electrification

UK to help cybersecurity firms export technology

Global cybersecurity spend in energy and critical national infrastructure in 2016 was £0.77 billion

£75m for low carbon vehicles technology

Five new projects to develop low carbon and energy efficient technologies in the automotive industry have been granted funding worth £75 million. It will be used to design new products that are expected to change technology used in the sector, from vans to high-end sports cars. The projects are expected to create more than 800 […]

Hybrid cars registrations continue to rise

The EU saw a rise in the number of alternative-fuelled vehicles bought in 2013, latest figures show. Registrations of new hybrid and plug-in cars rose 17.5% last year to 32,727 units out of the 2.26 million of vehicles in total, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Within the past two years, […]

SEAT installs car industry’s ‘largest’ solar array

Spanish car manufacturer SEAT has completed the installation of the “largest” solar array in the motor industry. The ‘SEAT al Sol’ project includes 53,000 panels which are installed at the firm’s Martorell plant outside Barcelona. The panels are spread over an area of 270,000 square metres – equivalent to the size of 40 football pitches. […]

Government in partnership to launch low carbon vehicles

A partnership of 13 automotive companies, government organisations and energy companies has been formed to secure UK’s global role in the manufacture of ultra-low carbon vehicles. The new initiative, UK H2Mobility, will speed up the development and introduction of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in the UK before the launch to consumers in 2014/15. Business Minister Mark Prisk […]